Von der Scotomia oder Hauptsucht

From Theatrum Paracelsicum
I. Basic information

Printing History, Manuscripts. A short (one-page) text in a Kassel manuscript on eyes disease that purports to be taken from a work of Paracelsus.

Editions. Not edited by Huser. Tacitly edited by Sudhoff in Paracelsus, Sämtliche Werke, I/14: 388.

Relationship between different versions. Only one known version.

Structure, genre/form, perspective, style.

Relationship to other texts.

Authenticity, authorship. Sudhoff does not exactly deny its authenticity but says that he does not know of any such work.

Time of writing. Further study required.

II. Sources


  • Kassel, Landesbibliothek: 2° Ms. chem. 3, f. 167r

First printed: not printed before Sudhoff (1933)

III. Bibliography

Essential bibliography: Sudhoff, Paracelsus-Handschriften, 704, 778 n° I/6